i first contacted this great site a few months back and everyone was so suportive. i had been diagnosed with copd. things have taken a turn for the worst i am afriad. docs think that the breast cancer i had 16yrs ago has come back in my Lungs. I was advised to have a biopsy that carried the risk of my Lungs colllapsing and some bleeding into the Lungs. I am a single grandparent to two grandsons one is nearly 18 and the other nearly 14. i have said no to the biopsy and was told that if that was the case then i would be referred to the palliative care team and have a visit booked for the hospice. i was alone clinic and was given a card for the macmilllan nurse and told to call if i had any questions. i had met this doctor twice.I was devastated. luckilly i have a fabulous GP who arranged for me to have a second opinion with the most lovely doctor who has referred me to the Brompton he has said i will need to have a bronchosopy and i am so scared that i wont be able to breathe. Has anyone had this procedure done.?
Does anyone know of the Brompton I have never been so don't know what to expect.
I am off sick at the moment i work ful time and am due back at work on the 3-7-2013
does anyone have any advice for me . thanks so much